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>> welcome to culture wire.
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we will look at the latest and greatest public art project. recently, the airport unveiled the new state of the art terminal. let's take a look. the new terminal service and american airlines and virgin america was designed by a world- renowned architecture's firm. originally built in 1954, the building underwent massive renovation to become the first registered terminal and one of the must modern and sustainable terminals and the united states. the public art program continues its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of
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five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels. it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day.
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>> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a series of flat plains run parallel to each other and constructed of steel tubing. >> it is made up of these strata. as the light starts to shift, there is a real sense that there is a dynamism. >> it gives the illusion that this cultures might be fragments of a larger, mysterious mass. >> the environmental artwork
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livens it with color, light, and the movement. three large woven soldiers are suspended. these are activated by custom air flow program. >> i channeled air flow into each of these forms that makes it move ever so slightly. and it is beating like a heart. if-0 when as of the forces of nature moving around us every second. >> shadow patterns reflect the shapes of the hanging sculptures. the new terminal also features a children's play areas. both of the market the exploratory n.y. --
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exploratorium. the offer travelers of all ages a playful oasis. using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline. >> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness. i really like that about this. you could maybe get a little snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they
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fall down the belt. it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artworks that were already in the airport collection were reinstalled. some of which were historically cited in the terminal. it includes major sculptures by the international artists. as a collection, these art works tell the story of the vibrant arts scene in the early 1960's through the mid-1980s's. the illustrate san francisco's cultural center and a place of innovation that is recognized and the love throughout the
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world. one of the highlights is a series of three left tapestries. they are on view after being in storage for 20 years. these tapestries representing various gardens. from his years of living in san francisco. hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and whilst dahlias in rich, deep shades as they make their way to the baggage area. they can access behind-the- scenes information and interviews with the artist through an audio to work. it features archival audio as well as interviews with living artists. he can be accessed on site by dialing the telephone numbers
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located near the artwork or by visiting the commission's web site. the public art speaks volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit >> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives.
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>> there are not many black and white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography.
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>> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion.
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>> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon.
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>> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things.
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>> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas.
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>> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes. >> a lot a ton with the community and we say to ourselves, there is this one and this one. we all compartmentalize them, we have our own agenda. our agenda is to create great work. if you are interested in that, you are part of our community.
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>> hello and welcome to brava theater. >> we are trying to figure out a way to make a space where theater and presentation of live work is something that you think of the same way that you think of going to the movies. of course, it has been complex in terms of economics, as it is for everyone now. artistically, we have done over 35 projects in four seasons, from producing dance, theater, presenting music, having a full- scale education program, and having more than 50,000 visitors in the building almost every year. a lot of our emerging artists to generate their first projects here, which is great. then we continue to try to support figuring out where those
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works can go. we have been blessed to have that work produced in new york, going on to the edinburgh festival, the warsaw theater festival. to me, those are great things when you can watch artists who think there is nowhere else that might be interested in you being a woman of color and telling your story and then getting excited about it. that is our biggest accomplishment. having artists have become better artists. what is. sheri coming back to brava, here you have this establish, amazing writer who has won a clue -- slew of awards. now she gets to director and work. even though she is this amazing, established writer, the truth is, she is being nurtured as a director and is being given some space to direct. >> the play is described as
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ceremony and -- where ceremony and theater me. in the indigenous tradition, when you turn 52, it is like the completion of an important era. the importance of the ceremony is to say, you are 52. whenever you have been caring for the first 52 years, it is time to let it go. really, here, they have given me carte blanche to do this. i think it is nice for me, in the sense of coming back 25 years later and seeing personally my own evolution as an artist and thinker. the whole effort to put the chicano or indigenous woman's experience on center stage is, in itself, for euro-american theaters, a radical position. because of the state of theater,
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it is a hard roll to hold up in institution. it is a hard road. i am looking at where we are 25 years later in the bay area, looking at how hard it is for us to strive to keep our theater is going, etc. i like to think that i'm not struggling quite as hard, personally, but what i mean by that, the intention, the commitment. particularly, to produce works that would not be produced in other places, and also to really nurture women of color artists. i think that is something that has not shifted for me in those 25 years, and it is good to see that brava remains committed to that kind of work. ♪ >> when people talk about the
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reflection of the community, we can only go from what we have on our staff. we have a south asian managing director, south african artistic director, latino community out rich person. aside from the staff, the other people, artists that we work with being a reflection of us, yes, the community is changing, but brava has always tried to be ahead of that trend. when i came in, i tried to make it about the work that shows the eclectic mission district, as well as serving the mission. those are the types of things that i feel build one brava is >> (clapping) >> thank you steve i didn't. good afternoon, everyone it's my privilege and how were you to join you on another unanimous
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occasion to not only pin people who are deserving but to also offer my continual thanks and gratefulness to our san francisco police department. from our chief suhr and your command staff to the officers who were promoted and honored and focused focused on today to our family and friends to all the men and women in the san francisco police department i'm honored to be here with the recorder our carmen chu and other elected officials as well who not only enjoy those occasions but understands what it means. today, we're fudge on one deputy chief one command and 4 captains
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and 10 lieutenant and 55 saeshthsdz who are being promoted today. this is a very special time in our city. you've been working hard on any aspects and one of the reasons the city is so successful is because we are and continue to be one of the biggest safe cities in the state of california. i will continue to express any grultd to this department for your work on a day to day basis but also want to recognize what you do outside of the uniform. all of us know the role of the officers and we constantly talk about community policing but it's also what you do in your extra efforts that are made by our officers whether it's
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mentoring kids or taking our personally finances to donate to nonprofits or helping residents in needs whether in our more challenged corridors it's all appreciated by me. the way i honor that is do my part in the city because trying to keep our city safe and successful it's also means we've got to get those jobs for your youth and have a great system to help occur people and have vibrant businesses to support of the revenue to pay for all those things good revenues for descendent salaries for your officers and more and more i'm paying attention recently, we passed last year a housing trust
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fund that had part of it an incredibly good amount of money into the down payment assistance program. with the help of former supervisor carmen chu and a supervisor farrell and others we've toward that down payment assistance program to make it work for police officers and firefighters and now teachers and nurses and others we wish to keep and invite that live in our city. that fund has been taken up in fact, for the years to come it's been dedicated that tells me that the philosophy is changing that perhaps in past generations the officers may not have wanted to lives in the city for a variety of philosophical reasons but to the extent the reason is
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part find an affordability question we want to take care of that because i think as a resident of this city and for you officers people who have helped me make the city successful and more safe than many of the cities in the desire bay area you deserve to have a shot to live here in this great city. with your residence here i see blocks like my block on hamminger ton after it doesn't just to get a mayor but a mayor that supports our local coffee shops and who's caring about the quality of life and the things that happen in each neighborhood. police officers, firefighters,
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nurses, teachers, contribute the same amount of attention to the block they will and therefore makes those neighborhoods stronger and safer and no one can august with the idea if you've got ann's emergency service working or police officer in the city you're going to recover faster. so you say thank you but i'll continue with my administration to work hard and build another successful amount of resources to climate the need and interests to live in our city. i can't have a city where the officers can't afford to live here. my that's my challenge. i have the privilege of not only congratulating the entire class
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of officers by the congratulate all of you to see you here before today, i'm excited. a number of you are perhaps without as much hair as the chief i'm wondering if that's a some kind of lyric be inclines. be that as it may a couple of individuals i've been burglarized with their talent to serve me in my detail i'd like to give them the honor and my privilege to pin them. if they say ouch it's only because it is pay back time for outlining all the potholes i hit awhile trying to drink coffee in my car. i want to congratulate the officers for your service and
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also to the entire police department thank you for your being beyond just officers but being great public servants as i've had the privilege to serve in the last 23 years congratulations and thank you for this day good afternoon. w
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the board of supervisors san francisco land use & economic development committee. i'm scott wiener the chairman of the committee to my right is supervisor jane kim the committee vice chair chair and supervisor cowen and our clerk i know the president to thank sfgovtv specifically jonathan and jennifer lowe madam clerk, any announcements? >> yes. please be advised the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices outline documents to be submitted to the clerk and the agenda will be passed to the clerk. >> item one. >> i'm the author of number one colleagues today, we have before us a amendment to the parks code to